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Cyclist Killed After Hitting Parked Car

The cyclist who was killed last weekend after hitting a parked vehicle in Corona del Mar may have been distracted by his cell phone, according to police. Jonathan Wilson, 23, of Costa Mesa (recently relocated from Newport Beach), died Sunday after the electric bicycle he was riding collided with a parked, unoccupied silver Mazda van in the 1800 block of Bayside Drive, just east of El Paseo...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

NBPD Hosts National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 4

The Newport Beach Police Department has invited the community out to their annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4 as they “Give Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party!” The barbecue and fair, organized by NBPD Crime Prevention Specialist Andi Querry, showcases NBPD services and aims to promote the relationship between the community and law enforcement. The event, which runs from 4...
Posted On 03 Aug 2015



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Assemblyman Matthew Harper Wakes Up Corona del Mar

Sacramento may be more than 400 miles north of Newport Beach, but a group of residents got an update straight from the source of the California capital during a meeting last week. Assemblyman Matthew Harper was the featured speaker at th...
Posted On 20 Nov 2015

Biz Buzz: Hospitality Leaders Launch Newport-Based KARAS Lifestyle Hotels

During her opening remarks at this year’s Boutique Lifestyle & Lodging Association Leadership Symposium, held last month in Santa Monica, BLLA’s Founder and Chair Frances Kiradjian announced the launch of a new Newport Beach-based hotel...

Biz Buzz: Newport Exec Hosts Board Dynamics Seminar Nov. 13

Do you serve on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization or corporation that isn’t accomplishing all that it could, or should? Thinking of joining a board but not sure how to be an effective board member? Dr. Lola Gershfeld can...

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Local Focus: Local NFL Official Recalls Key Super Bowl Play

At least once a week from Sept. 10, 2015, through Feb. 2, of next year, 121 men and one woman will feel as though they must be among the smallest creatures on this planet. But these intrepid souls chose to be NFL officials, and they’re very well compensated for being frequently jeered,...

Charity Spotlight: Rivals United for a Kure Reception Highlights Cancer Research

  Supporters and guests of Kure It Cancer Research, which raises money to support research for underfunded cancers through its annual Rivals United for a Kure Gala, gathered at the stately Newport Coast home of developer Steve Craig on Thursday, Aug. 20. Guests were encouraged to bring a bottle...

On Faith: Liberty Baptist Church Hosts Youth Rally

“We invite anyone from 7th to 12th grade, or any youth leader for those ages, to come to the Liberty Baptist Church Youth Rally on September 19,” said Ryan Cavin, youth pastor and athletic director at Liberty Baptist. “It’s going to be a great day of fun, games, pizza dinner, music, hilarious...



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‘Austin to Boston’ Film is a Sentimental Journey

By Madison Desler | NB Indy Part concert film, part road trip diary (with several dashes of nostalgia), “Austin to Boston” follows four bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Bear’s Den) as they wind their way through the bosom of America in five VW camper vans....

Under Cover: ‘Made by Raffi’ Tells Kids It’s Okay to be Different

Anyone who can remember being a kid will also remember how hard it is when you feel as though you don’t fit in. Even the slightest step outside of what is considered the norm can brand a child with the label of “different” – something that can definitely be difficult to overcome....

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Touch of Class at Pelican Hill

“Did you hear the good news about Pelican Hill Resort?’ I asked Chris as I breezed into the office. “What’s that?” he inquired, turning around from his desk. I paused for dramatic effect. “I’m...

Pain and Pleasure

“Why is a poor man like a baker?” I asked Stasha. “I don’t know, why?” “Because they both knead dough. Get it? Need dough?” She stared at me. “I hope you had a reason for sharing that half-baked...

Italian Cuisine the Right Way

“Ready to take a trip to Italy—my way?” I asked Stasha. “What is your way, Chris?” “My way is Modo Mio.” “Modo Mio?” She looked at me blankly. “What does that mean?” “’Modo mio’ means ‘my way’ in...

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Local Schools Place Well in Rose Bowl Regatta

The U.S. Naval Academy topped the college divisions, while San Diego’s Point Loma High School dominated this year’s Rose Bowl Regatta at the Long Beach Sailing Center last weekend. More than 500 sailors, coaches, families and friends descended on Long Beach’s Belmont Pier for the...

Locals Show Well in Orange Bowl Regatta

  More than a dozen local junior sailors spent their Christmas Day on airplanes flying to Miami  for the annual Orange Bowl Regatta.  This is among the top junior events in the country and attracts hundreds of top junior sailors from around the US. Top local sailors finished...

Leftovers are good for Brunch

 * The Wild West If you follow the local headlines, you are aware that shooting at innocent people (for target practice) has become a wide spread sport. Do you think that people have decided to start shooting now before Obama takes away their bullets and guns?  * The Wild...

City Council Invocations

There has been much discussion about separation of Church and State lately, with Irvine and now Lake Forest approving invocations to start their council meetings. To the credit of the City Council of Newport Beach, the city has a “long tradition” of beginning each City Council...

Lynn’s Spin: Celebrating 100 Years Young

“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln One of the items on my ‘bucket list’ is to age gracefully, and the older I get, the more I respect how much checking that one off the list is going to take....
Posted On 24 Mar 2013